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. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the document as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the rescuers had to be treated for hypothermia. >>> karma geddon two has come to an end just for the end of th
's assume a new set of laws is passed. as quickly as they are passed, election lawyers figure out how to get around them. it is remarkable. it's constantly evolve issue. would i support moving the money back to the candidates. absolutely. i think there has to be a mechanism i worked for two millionaire politicians. i believe there should be a mechanism for rank and file. to be able to raise larger amounts. but i believe putting the money back in the candidate account create more accountability and much more integrity driven process to frame an election. me personally yes. and, you know, does my firm make money off the kinds of campaign. absolutely. from my perspective i think it's better for the country if we went back to that model. >> can i answer? >> i don't know that i agree with the assumption of the question. if you look at what -- [inaudible] look at what super pac actually do and what the advertising does, everyone in here age lot of people in the political times remember the question in political times 101 should the elected representative do what he believes is right or what the co
is also facing numerous challengeses. the law states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the docket as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination, when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. fr frances coe, nbc news. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in maine, a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the band of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the rescuers had to be treated for hypothermia. >>>
they are bad for democracy after the break. >> citizens elect represen representatives to select passing laws. that's how democracy is supposed to work. now questions about whether the epa with the help of environmental groups has ceased power that voters can no longer control. >> 2010 the northwest environmental defense center convinces accord that money water running off logging roads is industrial pollution requiring an epa clean water permit. the timber industry says it will cost thousands of dollars kicos thousands of jobs without any environ tament benefit. 2009 another environmental group the chesapeake bay foundation sues to force the epa to crack down on water runoff for farms along the bay. the epa settled and i am posed strict new rules that the american farm bureau says will cost billions of dollars. 2011 the epa poses stricter limits on pesticide use than congress requires. environmental groups sued saying law americas were being too lenient. just a few cases that show how environmental groups ex tort influence over the epa. >> they used a lot of litigation to get federal judges
or fast and furious, but they found more stuff that he's done under the law to maximize profits and minimize taxes. they got him ted dead to rights again. i don't know if any american cares. do you remember how the kennedys made their money? >> i think there was some boot legging. >> might have been a little boot legging. john kerry married and then left his yacht in providence or something, didn't he. and then john edwards flipping his magnetic business card at all the ambulances going by made $80 million. it's weird, isn't it? >> he was a good lawyer. >> and a hell of a human being, too, johnny. we have ten seconds. >> i don't think additional incremental disclosures about offshore investments will make a big deal. >> all right, my friend, thank you. >>> when we come back, we'll get to kevin ferry from the cme, we'll find out what's most likely to drive action on the second day of the quarter. smart comes with 8 airbags, 3 a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. monarch of
about what treatments are given. that's explicitly prohibited in the law. but let's go back to what governor romney indicated that under his plan he would be able to cover people with preexisting conditions. well actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does. what your plan does is to duplicate what's already the law which says if you are out of health insurance for three months than you can end up getting continuous coverage and an insurance company can't deny you if it's been under 90 days. but that's already the law. and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with preexisting conditions there's a why reason governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care, it was the largest expansion of private insurance. but what it does say is that insurers, you've got to take everybody. now, that also means that you've got more customers. but when governor romney says he'll replace it with something but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts was beca
.s. laws. it is likely to become fodder for the u.s. presidential campaign, and there was a big piece -- >> on "60 minutes" and "wall street journal" and chavez won. >> apparently this is just a rumor, the bls the entire of bureau labor statistics from here was flown down to venezuela to monitor the election. >> the chicago guys were thrown down. >> ba-dum-boom. let's get to the story, the venezuelan president hugo chavez as joe was just saying -- >> 54-45. >> comfortable election victory that could extend his rule to 20 years. the next election isn't officially for six years but you had tens of thousands of ecstatic supporters flooding the streets around the presidential palace in downtown caracas, pumped their fists in the air and started shouting chavez's name. enrique capriles, he was beat by more than nine points. it will extend a wave of nationalizations and continue his support for left wing allies. we've heard how important this is for cuba, he has billions at his fingertips because of the oil produced there. this is the country we think has the biggest oil reserves in the wor
a jobs on another front. some republicans say the white house is bending labor laws for votes. senator john mccain is with us live. we'll talk about that and more with the last time presidential candidate on the gop side and the age old debate wall street bankers are they overpaid and are more cuts ahead. we got that and more top of the hour, jobs. >> sounds great. not often a finance minister is laughed at when tlifrg a speech but that's exactly what happened to spain's finance minister when he told a crowd in london that his country doesn't need a bailout. he was speaking to students at london school of economics and they chuckled at that. nevertheless the euro moving above 1.35 versus u.s. dollar. boris, good to see you. what do you make of the situation with the euro, with merkel going to greece next week, walking in to the lion's den. messy day. >> yes. but i think ultimately what you have to take away from this week is when draghi came out and said don't mess with me. basically there's a coalescing of ideas in the eurozone now around the ont and esm where most of the european key
at 8:55 p.m. >> the man accused of murdering trayvon martin cartin cars laws. what producers did that made him sound like a racist in his infamous 911 call. >> heather: a simple t-shirt supporting governor romney sets off a series of events. a student kicked out of class just for wearing this shirt. they say the fallout just won't stop. and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealth
taking a stand against a federal law that prohibits them from publicly endorsing political candidates. and now, live from new york city with more on this. >> the candidate, the issues, all are fair game today. preachers taking part in freedom sunday saying bring it on. >> they are challenging the i.r.s. to charge them with violating their tax, sherman status as a religious institutions. pastors say churches belong at front line of america's political frontier. >> to silence the pulpits mean we are abandoning the call to te the moral voice of society. it will not be silence of the lambs. >> this is a challenge to the 1954 johnson amendment preventing nonprofit charities and churches from endorsing or supporting political candidates and was added to the tax code by senator johnson at the time. some say it was way to silence the critics of his policy. an attorney which is organizing the movement says the law is unconstitutional. >> the i.r.s. has no business making a theological determination that certain top ins are off limits if you are having church on the weekend. >> organizations li
. a law firm that those entrepreneurs and companies in south florida. welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> let's get this clear now, your business, your law firm works with small businesses and entrepreneurs. >> right. >> they come to you and say, hey, i've got a legal problem, a government problem. that happens. >> all the time. stuart: i want a list, what's are the problems they're running up against or into with the obama administration. >> first, the president doesn't appreciate the entrepreneur. the comments you didn't build it, that goes to the heart of it. let's talk specifics. specifically regulations, obamacare is a big heavy burden that was thrown on the entrepreneurs desk and saying, now comply. but no one read the bill when it was passed, 2000 page plus and now all the regulators are at it writing regulations around that bill. stuart: it doesn't apply to businesses with fewer than 50 employees. >> yeah, but look, small businesses are 50 plus as well and businesses who have 20 or 30 employees want to be 50 plus and that prevents them from being 50 plus. who would want to hir
, president obama's done a much better job in enforcing the trade laws than we've ever seen before. he's pushed china. he just won three cases. he won a case on pipe to put thousands of people back to work. he won a case of tires that put people back to work. and he just filed one on auto parts. look, mitt romney's talk is cheap. he'll go back to this -- he's working on currency. we're all working on currency. mitt romney will go back to the same paradigm that we had before. signing agreements that are good for wall street but not good for main street. >> even though this tax increase that we're about to see is going to increase taxes for anybody making more than $250,000. >> which tax increases you talking about? >> the fiscal cliff issue as we see the tax cuts expire at year end. >> well, the president said he wants to continue those tax breaks for people earning less than $250,000. it's the republicans that say no, we won't give anybody anything unless the millionaires and billionaires get their tax cut too. they don't need -- they need to pay their fair share. and we -- >> thanks,
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the budget deficit to 3% next year and signing into law the fiscal compound which would prevent france balancing its budget over the medium term. the concern with france at this point is closing the budget gap by raising taxes and to address issues about competitiveness and getting more people to employment in france they have to reduce taxes and labor taxes which are among our highest in the world and it would see how they are going to do that without public spending and that is something that has been reluctant to do. they have some time to turn that around. liz: lowering taxes improve the picture is what i am hearing you say. thank you for joining us. david riley of sovereign rating saying the triple the-credit rating for spain will remain the same even if they ask for a bailout plan. we are 16 minutes from the closing bell. walmart, target, bed bath and beyond. the want to get a read on their health? head to cleveland where real-estate investment trust td are which focuses on value oriented shopping malls coming up. we are talking to corp.'s ceo, daniel her when on whether the comm
in a nutshell was allowing the banks to abuse certain laws in order to put in the books some interesting income actually as dividends. so they were paying less taxes. this is again manipulating somehow the laws. now the bank unicredit has actually plea bargained and has paid 265 million euros. the fraud was for 245 million is what these defendants are being accused of. and the bank did it not because they admit to wrongdoing, but because they did say that was just going to be a very long and drawn out case that they didn't want to have to deal with. on so now these defendants, 19 plus profumo. he says there was no wrongdoing and he's waiting with confidence that the justice system takes its course. note just in a few days, he is expected to take on more responsibilities at his new job which is chairman at italy's oldest and most troubled bank. he will expand his duties so he's being closely watched right now. back to you. >> all right. that's the late he is out of the trial in milan. we'll take a short break. still to come, american golfers feeling a little blue after the european stage an amaz
for itself. the flagrant violations of law here, the misrepresentations to investors, the representation that they were doing were all a sham. we have internal documents reflecting that. we have substantial evidence. melissa: i think their argument for why that would be in the second statement for this date they acquired over the course of the weekend, this company at the hands of the u.s. company. they feel like they were forced to buy this company at a time the country's financial system was falling a part and in essence, no good deed goes unpunished. that is their argument. how do you respond to that? >> i have high regard for a lot of folks over there. with all due respect, they bought this company with a $29 billion taxpayer loan. if anything, i think the people, and most of america, feel like they were too few strings on the banks failed out by tarp. they know that acquired the assets and liabilities. we would send a terrible precedent if we said, phone, you know what, some people will get busted for material misrepresentation and fraud and some folks will get a pass. we cannot do
of financial industry. the regulation of the financial industry was all-time high. we had three new laws sarbanes-oxley, the patriot act, the privacy act, what we had was misregulation. what caused the financial crisis was the federal reserve in early 2000 trying to avoid a correction, made us all think we were wealthier than we are which caused us to overconsume. that ended up in housing, massive bubble in housing market. dagen: how much has the federal reserve created for the country just four years out, do you think? >> i think it's scary. it may work out, but we're going to be lucky. this really reminds me of the 60s and 70s. the lead time on inflation is long. and people don't realize that. by the way, qe 3 or all these qes are simply the federal reserve printing money. they like to make it obscure but all they are doing is printing money. dagen: thanks to former bb&t ceo john allison. scary is the operative word. connell: but a good interview. we have sir richard branson coming up in the hour, talking about when you should go to school or if you should skip class to start a company
to democrats after state officials cannot enforce the new voter id law in the presidential election. the ruling expected to appeal to the state supreme court but because we are five weeks from election day, could easily be the final word on that wall. designed to keep minority voters and typically voting democrat away from the polls but republicans argue it is needed to prevent voter fraud. "washington post" calling out the obama campaign saying it is time to retire one of the presidents familiar talking points. >> governor romney believes with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer regulations on wall street all of us will prosper. in other words he doubled down on the same trickle-down policy that lets the crisis in the first place. ashley: according to the "washington post" that statement deserves no kill us because it did not cause a financial crisis, several others are to blame including the housing bubble and use of financial derivatives not to mention the president himself extend the bush tax cuts in 2010. republicans a big hit with political donors connected to the nfl. nfl play
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